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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It Happened Today In Country History - Dolly Parton's Classic Hit Goes Quadruple-Platinum For Whitney Houston

Jan 12, 1990 - During a trip to the doctor's office, Naomi Judd asks a nurse to run a blood test. By the following Monday, she is diagnosed with a potentially fatal strain of hepatitis

Jan 12, 1993 - Whitney Houston's pop version of the Dolly Parton-penned "I Will Always Love You" is certified quadruple-platinum (Compare the two below)

Jan 12, 2006 - Sugarland appears on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." Kristen Hall is absent, a sign of her departure, which the group announces within days (If you missed it last night, check out this rare audio recording from Sugarland's very early days)

Jan 12, 2007 - NASCAR driver Ryan Newman pays almost $40,000 for a George Jones guitar during a charity auction at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon. Also at the event: Mel Tillis, Martina McBride, Joe Nichols, Josh Turner, Aaron Tippin, Bill Anderson and Craig Morgan

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Source: RolandNote.com - The Ultimate Country Music Database!

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